A swan living in the Traverse City area that has a fishing lure snagged between its eyes is attracting attention of those who want to help the bird.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the swan that makes its home in Grand Traverse Bay was spotted Monday in Leelanau County's Elmwood Township near Jim Chester's boat. Chester says a foot-long piece of fishing line is attached to the lure, making it difficult for the swan to eat.
The bird is a mute swan. State officials say the birds are considered an invasive, nonnative species with a destructively voracious appetite for vegetation.
Andy Knott is executive director of the Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay. Knott says something needs to be done to help the snagged bird.